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Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1987-09-18


Topics Live concert


Hell In A Bucket-> Sugaree-> Walkin' Blues, Candyman, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song Shakedown Street-> Women Are Smarter-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> All Along The Watchtower-> Morning Dew-> Good Lovin'-> La Bamba-> Good Lovin' E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date September 18, 1987
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location New York City, NY

Source Soundboard (Healy Ultra Box)->Cassette Master. Cassette Master->HHb CDR-850 (pass-through only)->ZA2->.wav->mkw->SHN. Transfer and SHN by Joe Samaritano


Notes

Soundboard (Healy Ultra Box)->Cassette Master. Cassette Master->HHb CDR-850 (pass-through only)->ZA2->.wav->mkw->SHN. Transfer and SHN by Joe Samaritano

Reviews

Reviewer: The Flugan Dugan - - February 8, 2012
Subject: Which other band member played with drummers during Drums?
Very good for 87
Reviewer: RFKROX - - January 24, 2008
Subject: This Show Rocks!!
A couple of users from the MattMan Remaster soundboard review said this wasn't really a jammin' show.

Not a jammin’ show? Are you kidding me?? This show jams with the best of ‘em! When is a Madison Square Garden show not a jammin’ show? LOL That crowd knows how to rock and inspire the band to play better (like the Hampton crowds). You know you’re in for a treat when Weir starts the show by saying, “Hey Rocky…watch me levitate Garcia!” LOL Pretty funny… This show smokes! Hell in a Bucket sets the tone for this incredible night. The band is totally on! Just listen to Bobby’s vocals and Garcia’s guitar on the opener. Amazing! They just cruise right into Sugaree after that… Bird Song has the crowd in a mellow state frenzy with Garcia’s lazy guitar playing, while setting the stage for greater things to come. Gotta love Brent’s backup vocals and keyboards on this song.

The 2nd set gets all the accolades because the 1st set is rather short. However, every single song from this show is “right-on” from the beginning to the end. Anytime you start a set with Shakedown (as in 6-30-85, Merriweather, 2nd set), the crowd gets spoiled, big-time! By the way, the 6-30-85 Shakedown is one of the top 3 Shakedowns of all-time, IMHO. Terrapin is off-the-hook, as always. GDTRFB > Watchtower > Morning Dew > Good Lovin’ > La Bamba > Good Lovin > Heavens Door is absolutely ridiculous! Just sic, man… May be one of the best sequences ever for a set! In fact, this 2nd set is easily one of the best sets of all time!

The Dew is certainly one of the best Dews from the ‘80s…maybe of all time! The same could be said for Knocking on Heavens Door. Jerry elevates his vocals and guitar during the last 3 minutes of Dew like never before! Absolutely breathtaking!! Even Jerry’s singing in La Bamba is impressive. Okay, he’s no Lou Diamond Phillips (the actor from the movie, La Bamba), but Phillips’ air guitar ain’t no Garcia or Los Lobos, either! LOL

By the way, the video for Good Lovin’ > La Bamba > Good Lovin’ is on YouTube. Check it out! If you are a Good Lovin' freak like me, then you definitely need to check out the one from 11-1-79. My favorite to date! But this one is right up there…believe me!

Definitely download the MattMan Remaster of this show. Best sound quality out there!

Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
East-Coast Deadhead
rfkrox44@hotmail.com

PEACE-OUT!
Reviewer: Pubdef - - February 3, 2006
Subject: Great night in NYC
I was at NYU film school during this run, and was lucky enough to see every show. This was great, from the opening Bob levitating Jerry to the masterful Knocking, sending out thousands of happy Deadheads to the streets of Manhattan. I have always particularly love the Terrapin and the Candyman is powerful. The left channel is a little muffled, as pointed out by a previous poster, but the quality of the playing more than makes up. This run ranks among the great times of my life.
Reviewer: Kemper - - September 30, 2004
Subject: dew
Awesome Dew and la bamba in good lovin is nice as well
Reviewer: Kemper - - September 30, 2004
Subject: dew
Awesome Dew and la bamba in good lovin is nice as well
Reviewer: delavagus - - July 24, 2004
Subject: Beware of Disc 1
This show's great. One of the best. But this copy isn't the way to go. The left channel of Disc 1 is all muffled and far-away-sounding. Don't know how that happened. Go with the MattMan remaster instead.
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